Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Always has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by ziarecords
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: All of our used items are 100% Guaranteed to play. Fast shipping. Great customer service
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Always

3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, March 6, 2012
"Please retry"
$10.99
$7.00 $1.99
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
$10.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Always
  • +
  • Dear God, I Hate Myself
Total price: $27.73
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Xiu Xiu's first full-length on Polyvinyl, Always, transforms avant pop elements from an undertone into a bright black focal point. The album formats feature stunning packaging and artwork (the LP is pressed on 180 gram white vinyl and includes a pull-out poster and digital download code). Produced by Deerhoof's Greg Saunier (who also contributes drums and vocals to the album) and mixed by John Congleton (Antony and the Johnsons, Marylin Manson, the Roots) the album is positively vibrant.
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
Hi
Hi
3:37
Play in Library $0.99
 
2
30
3:36
Play in Library $0.99
 
3
30
2:40
Play in Library $0.99
 
4
30
3:12
Play in Library $0.99
 
5
30
2:32
Play in Library $0.99
 
6
30
3:25
Play in Library $0.99
 
7
30
2:44
Play in Library $0.99
 
8
30
2:25
Play in Library $0.99
 
9
30
3:23
Play in Library $0.99
 
10
30
2:21
Play in Library $0.99
 
11
30
3:18
Play in Library $0.99
 
12
30
4:34
Play in Library $0.99
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 6, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polyvinyl Records
  • ASIN: B006UFGZOE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338,125 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Xiu Xiu Store

Music

Image of album by Xiu Xiu
Visit Amazon's Xiu Xiu Store
for 15 albums, discussions, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
0%
4 star
67%
3 star
33%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Listening to any XIU XIU album is not an easy task. First of all the instrumentation has always been either sparse and creepy or aggressive and distorted. On this album somehow Stewart has decided to tone down that aspect and become (ever so slightly) more accessible. But do not be fooled, this is still a look into the mind of a deranged maniac, one who is trying to recover from his blood lustful impulses, but at times fails horribly and gives in to the urges. At some points the album is slow and almost pretty, other times the music pierces with crunchy and sharp sounds. I'm not one to become overly sentimental with music, but Xiu Xiu is nothing short of a disturbing affair, time and time again. Stewart's vocals are of a haunted man who seems to always be hiding in dark corners with a quivering voice of abandonment, desolation and utmost despair. In my humble opinion this album rank's highly in Xiu Xiu's discography and is also a very good place to be inititated into the bands music.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you're a Xiu Xiu fan, you probably have strong opinions about the arc of Jamie Stewart's output; some people I know love the earliest stuff, some the newer stuff, and some like me have a few favorites from throughout the catalog. (Fabulous Muscles, The Air Force, and Dear God, I Hate Myself are all highly recommended.) After the really great opener "Hi," things just never quite come together, disjointed not in an engaging way but sounding almost hesitant about trying different approaches, some of which have been covered before. It's not a bad album, and I don't think Stewart and his collaborators could put out a bad Xiu Xiu album, it's just not high on the ranks for me because of its (by comparison to other Xiu Xiu) relatively lackluster, unmemorable songs.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Along with every Xiu Xiu album, you're getting the same package. My ears can handle it while others may get a bit annoyed with Jamie Stewart's political, personal screams of opinionated blabber. If you're a fan of Xiu Xiu you'll like this, otherwise get something else.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Always
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Always


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: vinyl pop